The Forgotten Palestinians – Australian speaking tour by APHEDA partner Olfat Mahmoud

​Dear ​Friends

Speaking Tour by Olfat Mahmoud – VIC, SA, ACT & NSW

Olfat Mahmoud is the founder and director of long-time APHEDA partner organisation the Palestinian Women’s Humanitarian Organisation which operates in two refugee camps in Lebanon.

Like 450,000 other Palestinians, Olfat grew up in war and violence in a Beirut refugee camp and is part of the largest and longest lasting refugee community in the world.

Refugee, Nurse, Scholar and Advocate
Olfat started working in the camp as a nurse and has witnessed the impacts of long-term displacement, civil-war and the Sabra-Shatila massacre in 1982.

With first-hand experience of the challenges of multi-generational displacement through to the pressures of supporting newly arrived Syrian/Palestinian refugees, Olfat is an advocate for justice and peace for forgotten Palestinians in Lebanon.

Don’t miss an opportunity to hear Olfat speak about her experiences of refugee life, nursing in conflict zones and the challenges facing the forgotten Palestinians in Lebanon during her Australian visit.

Public Events – All Welcome

Sydney – Tuesday 21st October, 6:30pm, Parliament House, Macquarie Street, Sydney. All welcome | Download flyer

Adelaide – Wednesday 22nd October, 6:00pm, SA Unions, 170 Greenhill Road, Parkside, 5063. All welcome | Download flyer

Canberra – Tuesday 28th October, 5:30pm, Parliament House. All welcome. RSVP essential: Email | Download flyer

Melbourne – Thursday 29th October, 6:00pm, Victorian Trades Hall, 54 Victoria St, Carlton VIC 3053. All welcome | Download flyer

NSW Southern Highlands – Fri 30th October, 7:00pm, East Bowral Community Centre, Boardman Rd, Bowral. Organised by the Southern Highlands Palestinian Support Group. For more info email

Can’t get to an event?
You can also catch Olfat on Late Night Live on Radio National on Monday 20 October at 10.00pm (repeated on Tuesday 21 October at 4.00pm) & SBS Arabic Radio on Saturday 25 October at 7:30am.

In solidarity,

Kate Lee
Executive Officer

Union Aid Abroad–APHEDA
Level 3, 377-383 Sussex Street, SYDNEY NSW 2000
Tel: (02) 9264 9343 | Fax: (02) 9261 1118


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